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High risk offender being released from custody, relocating to Windsor area

Deemed a high risk offender, Eddie Henshaw will be released from Dorchester Penitentiary on May 23, 2018.
Deemed a high risk offender, Eddie Henshaw will be released from Dorchester Penitentiary on May 23, 2018. - contributed/RCMP

WINDSOR, N.S. — The Nova Scotia RCMP is advising all citizens, particularly those in the Windsor area, of the pending release of a high-risk offender.

The notification is in accordance with the Nova Scotia Release of High Risk Offender Information Protocol.

Eddie Matthew Henshaw, 45, is being released from Dorchester Penitentiary on May 23, 2018 after completing a sentence for sexual offences.

In October 2015, Henshaw was sentenced to three years in custody, less four months already served on remand, for two counts of sexual assault involving underage girls.

Henshaw has a criminal record dating back to 1993 that includes convictions for assault causing bodily harm, assault and sexual assault.

Henshaw is described as Caucasian, six-foot-one and 180 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

Henshaw will be required to follow strict conditions for a period of two years including not possessing certain types of weapons, no possession or consumption of alcohol and non-prescription drugs, and no communication with victims. He is not allowed to have contact with children under the age of 16 or be within 100 metres from public parks, schools or anywhere one might reasonably expect children under 16 to be present.

An RCMP release states that this information is “provided to alert members of the public of his presence in the community so they may take suitable precautionary measures.”

The RCMP is also warning that any form of vigilante activity will not be tolerated.

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